Demon Slayer H inokami: Blood Wind Tale" was released on October 14, 2021 (Thursday) and shipped more than 1 million units worldwide in an amazingly fast two weeks!
The "Demon Slayer Hinokami: Blood and Wind", which also includes the "Infinity Train Arc", is expected to increase its sales even further, as the "Infinity Train Arc" TV anime version is currently being broadcast.
"Demon Slayer Hinokami: Blood Wind Tale" has a solo play mode where you can follow the story, and a Versus mode where you can freely choose a character to play against. However, at the time of release, the only characters that could be used in Versus Mode were those on the Onigakurei side and those from the Kimetsu Academy.
After the release of the game, it was announced that a free update would enable the use of Oni in Versus Mode, and finally, on November 4, 2021 (Thursday), the first free update will be available!
Rui and Yoroza have joined the game! The first free update!
The first free update of "Demon Slayer Hinokami: Blood and Wind" includes " Online Missions," in which players can obtain Kimetsu Points by completing set missions, as well as the addition of a new prize board with new quotes and a "Taiji Voting Card". The highlight, however, is the addition of a new playable character!
The highlight is the addition of two new playable characters, "Rui" (a member of the lower ranks ) and "Koza" (a member of the upper rank s), who can be used in Versus Mode!
Both of these characters are in important positions in the story and are very popular, so it is appropriate that they are the first characters to be added to the game.
Gekijin's Corporal, Rui
One of the "Twelve Demon Moons" under the direct control of Onimai Tsuji.
He is a child-like demon based in Nada Spider Mountain.
He skillfully manipulates sharp and hard strings to control his "family" through fear.
A character who excels at attacking from outside of the opponent's range, with an abundance of long-range attacks, including two types of easy-to-use flying tools, installation traps, and flying tools that attack directly at the opponent's position.
The steel thread has a reach that makes it easy to turn a pushback into a counterattack with a normal attack, for example.
It may also be able to block rush-type moves, so it is effective to put it out as if to place it when the opponent is about to attack.
Examples of recommended combos
- Normal attack, four-round sequence (□ > □ > □ > ↑□) > tracking dash (○) > aerial attack (□) > aerial attack (vs. ground) (→□) > (landing) > normal attack (□ > □) > technique (Sang) (R1 + △) > grab technique (R1 + □)
The last move can be closed with an Okugi instead of a Grappling Technique.
- Normal attack, four-round sequence (□ > □ > □ > ↑ □) > Tracking dash (○) > Aerial attack (□) > Aerial attack (vs. ground) (→□) > (landing) > Normal attack (□ > □ > □) > Special technique (1) (△) > Okugi (R2)
A simple combo with low technique gauge consumption.
Sangen no Sang-ka-za
One of the "Twelve Demon Moons" under the direct control of Onimai Tsuji? and a member of the Sangen no San.
He is a martial fighter who seeks supreme strength.
He prefers to fight with the strong and has an extreme dislike for the weak.
An all-rounder type that can stand up to any situation with its strong-judgment close-range techniques that allow it to attack aggressively, and its easy-to-use flying weapons.
It should be noted that its defense is the lowest among all the characters, but its strength is restored when it is "open" or "fully open".
The upper level demon "Kakuroza" has a high recovery effect, so it is better to use recovery well than to be passive for fear of taking heavy damage.
Example of recommended combos
- Technique (Ⅱ) (→△) > Tracking Dash (○) > Aerial Attack (□) > Aerial Attack (□) > (Landing) > Normal Attack (□ > □) > Technique (Ⅱ) (→△) > Special Technique (I) (L1)
This combo starts with Technique (2), which has a strong judgment. Special Technique (1) has high minimum damage, so it is ideal for closing.
- Special Technique (2) (→L1) > Technique (3) (R1+△) > Tracking Dash (○) > Aerial Attack (□) > Aerial Attack (□) > (Landing) > Normal Attack (□>□) > Technique (2) (→△) > Depth (R2)
*The point is that it can be targeted with a strong attack from a long distance, and it also looks good because it uses a variety of techniques.
Expect more in the second and third installments!
This is the first free update, but there will be a total of three more oni entries, with two more oni characters each!
The first round of updates will bring us to the climax with the entry of "Rui" and "Kikkoza," but we have yet to see the entry of that or that demon, haven't we?
In addition to "Rui" and "Kakuroza," "online missions" have been newly added, so let's wait for more information as we play around with them!
For more details, please check the official "Demon Slayer: Hinokami Blood Tale" website!
プレイアブルキャラクター 下弦の伍・累、上弦の参・猗窩座が追加！十二鬼月の圧倒的な力で、“対戦”を蹂躙せよ！ https://t.co/Wepkbv8PU7#鬼滅の刃 pic.twitter.com/413p2U7gh1
— 家庭用ゲーム「鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚」【公式】 (@kimetsuHINOKAMI) November 4, 2021